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Louis Brandeis on Dual Loyalty Libel Against Jews

(April 25, 1915)

“Let no American imagine that Zionism is inconsistent with Patriotism, Multiple loyalties are objectionable only if they are inconsistent. A man is a better citizen of the United States for also being a loyal citizen of his state…every American Jew who aids in advancing the Jewish settlement in Palestine…will likewise be a better man and a better American for doing so. There is no inconsistency between loyalty to America and loyalty to Jewry.”

– Louis D. Brandeis

Source: “The Jewish Problem: How To Solve It by Louis D. Brandeis,” Speech to the Conference of Eastern Council of reform Rabbis, (April 25, 1915); Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Library.